News Release

Nancy E. Perkins Appointed Vice President, External Affairs

July 10, 1998

Brookings Institution President Michael H. Armacost announced today the appointment of Nancy E. Perkins to the position of Vice President, External Affairs, effective September 14, 1998.

Ms. Perkins brings a reputation for creativity, and a wealth of fund raising, marketing, and public relations experience to her new position at Brookings. Most recently, she has been the Director of Development for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, with a responsibility for raising $25 million a year for the largest orchestral organization in the world.

Previously Ms. Perkins served as an external affairs executive for the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, and WGBH-TV (PBS) in Boston. She began her career as a personal assistant to Brian Epstein, the late manager of the Beatles. Ms. Perkins has a bachelor’s degree in American History and Literature from the University of Texas at Austin.

In her new role as a member of the senior management team at Brookings, Ms. Perkins will work with President Armacost, the Research Directors and scholars, and members of the Board of Trustees to expand the prestigious Brookings Council and President’s Circle, both of which promote involvement in the important public policy work at the Institution as well as provide gift income to the Institution. Additionally, Ms. Perkins will seek major gifts to continue to build the Brookings endowment.

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